Dan Och

Firm: Och-Ziff Capital
City: New York
2008 Age: 47
2008 Assets Under Management (AUM): $33 Billion

Och graduated with a B.S. in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Like fellow hedge fund managers Eddie Lampert and Richard Perry – Och worked in the Risk Arbitrage Unit of Goldman Sachs under Robert Rubin. He spent a total of eleven years at Goldman Sachs before founding Och-Ziff in 1994 together with the Ziff family.